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25 January 2017
Non-fiction review - Speaking Out: Ed Balls elicits sympathy for his battle against his stammer. His view that anyone who disagrees with him is a communist will probably elicit less sympathy.
11 January 2017
Fiction review: A Very British Ending: Rarely does a political spy novel contain so much historical fact, written in such a gripping manner as Edward Wilson's 'A Very British Ending'.
16 September 2015
Not a month goes by without enduring the fawning tones of the British establishment and its media supporters spewing out gushing sentimentalities about the royal family. There's no escape, writes Tracy Edwards.
10 July 2013
The Finland government has generously sent Kate and Wills one of the maternity 'boxes' given to all expectant mothers in Finland since the 1930s, writes Suzanne Beishon
30 May 2012
The government will be hoping that the Jubilee flotilla of 1,000 ships on the river Thames will serve as a useful distraction while it pushes through more swingeing cuts...
4 May 2011
BBC Radio 4's The Moral Maze programme recently dealt with the monarchy against a background of the circus surrounding the wedding of Wills and Kate...
27 April 2011
The Roman Emperors dealt with economic crisis with a policy of 'bread and circuses'. The Con-Dems are determined to leave out the bread and just give us the circuses. Witness the media torrent of sickly...
2 July 2008
ACCORDING TO rags like the Daily Mail, the vital question at this time of approaching recession and rising prices is: "Is the Royal Family skint?" The official bill for running the monarchy rose by 5.3% to £40 million last year while the Queen has had her pay claim turned down, writes Roger Shrives.
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